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  • GOP, Democratic leaders pouring money into key state Senate contests

    GOP, Democratic leaders pouring money into key state Senate contests
    Political party leaders are funneling large amounts of cash and other resources into three key legislative contests that could decide whether Democrats will regain their supermajority in the state Senate in the November election. The Democratic State...
  • State high court nominee learned power of law as a child in Mexico

    State high court nominee learned power of law as a child in Mexico
    Mariano-Florentino Cuellar — a Mexican immigrant and Stanford administrative law professor nominated Tuesday to the California Supreme Court — says he  discovered the power of the law while living with his family on the U.S. border. “...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown's high court choice expected to move panel leftward

    Gov. Jerry Brown's choice of Stanford law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar for the California Supreme Court is likely to move the moderately conservative court leftward and result in more path-breaking rulings, legal analysts said Tuesday. UC...
  • Gov. Brown signs bill to reduce deportations for minor crimes

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law a measure aimed at reducing deportations of legal immigrants who are convicted of minor crimes. The legislation by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) reduces the maximum possible misdemeanor sentence by one day...
  • Latino lawmakers move to reverse decades of anti-immigrant legislation

    Latino lawmakers move to reverse decades of anti-immigrant legislation
    Two decades after California voters took a hard line on illegal immigration, affirmative action and bilingual education, an ascendant class of Latino lawmakers is seeking to rewrite the books and discard the polarizing laws. Flexing its growing clout in...
  • Why fight another battle over Prop. 187?

    Why fight another battle over Prop. 187?
    To the editor: The three Latino California lawmakers quoted in the article — Sens. Ricardo Lara (D-Los Angeles) and Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) and Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) — are emblematic of ethnic activists who continue...
  • Activists say California fighting pollution globally but not locally

    Activists say California fighting pollution globally but not locally
    In the Bay Area oil port city of Martinez, where a colossal Shell refinery has long tainted the air, the landmark California law that requires polluters to ease their carbon footprint seemed to some to promise new relief. But one big move by Shell to...
  • Democrats block audit of state oversight of Inglewood schools

    Democratic lawmakers Tuesday blocked a Republican proposal to audit the state superintendent of public instruction’s oversight of  the troubled Inglewood Unified School District. Financial and management problems led the state to take over the...
  • Investigation urged after Latino caucus rejects Republican lawmaker

    Shortly after he was elected, state Assemblyman Rocky Chavez took what he said was a natural step and asked to join the California Latino Legislative Caucus. The Oceanside Republican said his request last year was at first met with silence. "When I...
  • California lawmakers propose elimination of Prop. 187

    California lawmakers propose elimination of Prop. 187
    A group of state lawmakers said Wednesday they have drafted legislation that would repeal key provisions of Proposition 187, the ballot measure approved by voters 20 years ago that sought to withhold many public services from immigrants in the country...
  • Is bilingual education worth bringing back?

    Is bilingual education worth bringing back?
    A lot has changed since 1998, when Proposition 227 all but wiped out bilingual instruction in California public schools. The matter is due for reconsideration; a bill that passed the state Senate last week would allow that to happen. SB 1174, by state...